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The voice of ADL is respected here and abroad for its timeliness, relevance and credibility. Our programs have real impact on young people as well as educators, religious figures, law enforcement officials and ,government representatives. We make a difference in fighting anti-Semitism, standing up for Israel and combating hatred of all kinds. At the same time, the saying "Now more than ever" comes to mind about how much our beleaguered world needs ADL. Just look at the main story of this issu...
In visiting the United Arab Emirates for the second time in two years, the Anti-Defamation League is recognizing and encouraging the important role the UAE can play in improving the relationship between Israel and its Arab neighbors," says ADL National Director [Abraham H.
While his group, Viva Palestina U.S., claims it intends to comply with the letter of the U.S. law and will deliver the money raised to a reception committee of NGOs in Gaza, ADL said "it is not verifiable that this 'committee' will function independently...
Continuing ADLs longtime leadership fighting hate crimes, ADL testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about the importance of new federal legislation, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Prevention Act, that would authorize the Justice Department to act on hate crimes based on the victim's actual or perceived...
After years of protesting people and institutions it thinks support homosexuality -including the funerals of U.S. servicemen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan- the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) is now training...
While the overall results were encouraging, ADL leaders issued some important caveats. "The bad news," says ADL National Chair Glen S.
"As we get further and further from the Holocaust, the constraints that kept anti-Semitism in check are loosening," says ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman. "In numerous places around the world, we are hearing and seeing the kind of ugly anti-Semitism many of us thought we'd never see in our lifetimes. It is coming from many different directions - the far-left wing, the far-right wing, ordinary people hurt by the financial downturn and looking for scapegoats, European Muslims, editorial ...
America has made great progress making hate unacceptable - in part because of ADL's work exposing hate and spearheading hate crimes legislation. But a minority of extremists seem to be inflamed by current events. The severe economic contraction, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the immigration debate and the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president have enraged anti-Semites, American Muslim extremists, racists and bigots, many of whom overlap. "These violent crimes in...
RIGHT Among the many cyberbullying conferences ADL has held or participated in recently was the United Nations' June 2009 conference entitled Cyberhate: Danger in Cyber Space where ADL presented strategies for confronting cyberhate and cyberbullying. On the UN panel are, from right to left, ADL Legal Affairs Associate Director Steven Sheinberg, ADL Curriculum Director Scott Hirschfeld and ADL Education Division Director Ed S. Alster. Credit: Randy Anderson "Left unchecked, generalized bullyin...
Howard Rosenberg, former media columnist and critic for The Los Angeles Times, moderated a discussion on the portrayal of Jews on television, which included Matt Weiner, the creator and executive producer of AMC's "Mad Men," and Rosalyn Weinman, writer and executive producer of "Law & Order," and NBC's onetime executive vice president for standards and practices. Both "Law & Order" and "Mad Men" have dealt with issues of anti-Semitism, and have featured Jewish characters and story lin...
To shed light on those brave people, Mr. Zwick created the film "Defiance," starring [Daniel Craig], Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell. At an advance screening of the film for ADL's 2008 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles (see Meetings, p. 11), ADL leaders were moved by the true story of the courageous [Tuvia Bielski] brothers: Jews who, against staggering odds, saved 1,200 men, women and children from the Nazis in a forest in Belarus. The brothers persuaded Jews of all ages to join them, gradually fo...
Reflecting in her book on why she survived the Holocaust when so many others didn't, Mrs. [Essie Shor] says it wasn't due to bravery alone. "While I believed in myself and managed to live through a combination of courage and chance, the fact is that others, also courageous, died simply because of bad luck," she writes. "Others, indeed most, never had a chance at all." Why didn't more Jews fight the Nazis, the way she did? "Many didn't have the opportunity," she says. "But we didn't anticipate...
"We are investing in the future of Echoes and Reflections," says ADL Education Division Director Ed S. Alster. "Because professors reach teachers in their formative years, their students will have the tools to teach the Holocaust down the road, wherever they get jobs."
At ADL's Family & Child Workshop in Wellington, Florida, 20 people - adults and their preschool-age children - participated in interactive activities designed to foster respect and prevent the development of prejudice. They learned how to say hello in various languages, used a mirror to discover what makes each of them special and created handprints celebrating the skin color unique to each person.
Looking for the answers in psychology, the Anti-Defamation League partnered with the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Anti-Semitism (YIISA) to convene a symposium in April entitled, The Dr.
ADL's Making Diversity Count® self-paced online training course that helps teachers respond effectively to prejudice in the classroom-is now being promoted to 95,000 school...
Pearl Pari, 25, first worked at ADL National Headquarters in 2000 as part of ADL'S A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Summer Internship Program for high school Peer Trainers. Now, as a second-year Brooklyn Law School student, she returns to ADL as a legal intern in the General Counsel's office, undertaking research projects and assisting in ADL's contract review process. "ADL gave me the platform to research and put my efforts toward issues that I have always been passionate about and drawn to,...
ADL provided tickets to the film premiere to more than 1,000 students, teachers and parents, many of whom participate in ADL Atlanta's No Place for Hate® initiative. More than 200 federal, state and local law enforcement officers received tickets as well. Eighty-five of these officers participated that afternoon and evening in a training program ADL created to explore the implications of the [Frank] story for police.
Israel wants peace," said Mark L.
Ten ADL high school students from Colorado produced 5,000 bumper magnets bearing the message, "Our Differences Make Us Stronger." The bumper magnets are being distributed statewide during conferences and other ADL events.
To heighten awareness of the threat of Islamic extremism and its relevance to the Jewish community in the sunshine state, ADL Florida hosted a series of briefings by Oren Segal, director of Islamic Affairs and Left-Wing Research at ADL's Center on Extremism. In his May presentations to 50 members of law enforcement and 200 members of the Jewish community, Mr.
"I fear he may be correct," said another expert on the topic, U.S. District Judge John E. Jones of the Middle District of Pennsylvania. In 2005, Judge Jones ruled that a school district's requirement to teach "intelligent design" as an alternative to evolution was unconstitutional.
In the 2008-2009 school year, 35 elementary and secondary schools in the Las Vegas Valley, including the rural communities of Mesquite and Bunkerville in northeast Clark County, incorporated NPFH anti-bias activities. Joseph L. Bowler Elementary in Bunkerville taught about different cultures year-round. At the J.
ABOVE Finding commonalities at an ADL Los Angeles Passover seder are, from left to right, Martin Lee of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center; ADL National Commissioners Suzanne Prince and Faith Cookler, who are also co-chair of the Latino Jewish Roundtable and chair of the Asian Jewish Initiative, respectively; John Carlos Frey, co-chair of the Latino Jewish Roundtable; ADL Los Angeles Regional Director Amanda Susskind; and Joel Jacinto of Search to Involve Pilipino Americans.
PREVIOUS PAGE New York City Archbishop [Timothy M. Dolan], far right, enjoys an interfaith Passover seder with local Catholic and Jewish students and ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman, far left, in ADL's New York office. Credit: David Karp
More than 400 of the region's business and community leaders came together at ADL Philadelphia's Spring Event to honor Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter.
Our collective history proves that hateful words often lead to hateful deeds," U.S.
"Make no mistake about it: illegal aliens are the carriers of the new strain of humanswine avian flu from Mexico," said Michael Savage on his nationally syndicated radio talk show. "Hey, maybe we'll finally get serious about borders now," said Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin.
"This was the best terrorism class I have attended." "Every topic and speaker was riveting." "Great information for me and my agency." "Any command officer needs to attend this class." "This training is by far the best training I've been to, and I've been to quite a few."
"It was truly fortunate and blessed to have Rabbi [Leon Klenicki] represent us as our Interfaith Affairs director for a quarter of a century," said ADL National Director Abraham H. Foxman. "He could talk to Jews and Christians with equal facility and ease. It was amazing to witness the depth of respect the Catholic leaders showed Rabbi Klenicki." In October 1973, Rabbi Klenicki became head of ADL's Jewish-Catholic Relations Department. In 1984, he became director of ADL's Department of Interf...
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